February Events

It’s 17 years after the events of 9/11, multi award-winning choreographer and BBC Radio 2 Artist in Residence Thomas Small, presents his critically acclaimed production Within This Dust. Inspired by photographer Richard Drew’s iconic images of a man falling from the World Trade Center during the attacks, Within This Dust has been presented to sell-out audiences around the world including Sao Paulo, Berlin and 9/11 Memorial & Museum at World Trade Center in NYC. 


This cinematic performance by Dundee based dance company Shaper/Caper, includes 3 live dance works blended with animation and survivor’s accounts, balancing beautiful movement and subtle storytelling to explore themes of loss, survival and humanity in relation to the stark horror of that day.



Fri 8 Feb   |    7.30pm   |  £12

Pop down to CatStrand for a play and a piece.

Lunchtime theatre with a sandwich and a hot or cold drink included in the ticket price.

Rapture presents a scintillating one-act satire penned by the Scottish scribe of Peter Pan and What Every Woman Knows. Harry Sims is about to receive a knighthood for his services to business and the “art” of making money. His dutiful wife has enlisted the services of a typist, to respond to the many letters of congratulations Harry has received. But Harry is in for a shock, as a “ghost” from his past is about to visit….

Join us, for JM Barrie’s insightful play, with its themes of male pride, female solidarity and the perils associated with failing to recognise the “twelve-pound look”….

Part of Rapture Bites- a short season of classic one act plays written by three of the most influential, groundbreaking and highly regarded writers of the last 100 years. Spanning the 20th century, with themes, characters and situations that resonate today, these are classic plays for a modern audience.


A Play & A Piece

Rapture Theatre: The Twelve Pound Look by JM Barrie (1910)

 Tue 12 Feb   |    1pm   |  £10



SUN 24 Feb    |  2.30pm   |   £5


Sat 9 Feb   |    7.30pm   |  £14

“Effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of – You have to go and see Glenn Wool”   The Guardian


"Edgy, imaginative, funny and original, Canadian born Wool sets the standards at the fringe”  Daily Telegraph


“If, like me, you believe that nobody could be much funnier than a cross between Jack Black and Meat Loaf, then you’ll be pleased to learn that such a man exists”  The Independent on Sunday


“The funniest and most sharply observed comedy at this year's festival”  Skinny Fest


“Absolutely hilarious”   Independent


We are absolutely delighted to have Canadian comedy legend GLENN WOOL bring his 'Wool's Gold II' show to CatStrand for what will be an unforgettable night of hilarity.  Book early!


Canadian Glenn has been headlining all over the globe for the last 25 years and is recently back from the States, where he featured on John Oliver's 'New York Stand Up Show' and Jim Norton's 'Down and Dirty'. Over here, he's also a regular on some of the best UK TV shows including '8 Out of 10 Cats', 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks', 'Russell Howard's Good News', 'The John Bishop Show', 'Comedy Lab', and 'The BBC Stand Up Show'. He also wrote and starred in series two and three of ITVs 'Comedy Cuts'.


Advisory:  Ages 16+


Sat 16 Feb    |  7.30pm   |   £10


“Brilliant…” ★★★★★ Guardian

“Mesmerising” ★★★★★ Telegraph

Featuring some of Scotland’s finest young jazz musicians, Graham Costello’s STRATA bring the world of Reich-inspired minimalism together with the noisier direction of bands like Zu and The Thing to form a sound that ranges from delicate and meditative to more unhinged, and high energy.


With emphasis on polyrhythm, cyclic form, improvisation, and collective groove, STRATA puts musical interplay and chemistry above all else.

The Story of Discovery & Astonishing Treasures

David Bartholomew

In September 2014 Derek McLennan and a group of metal detectorists discovered in a Galloway field the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-Age objects ever found in Britain and Ireland. In this talk the Rev. Dr David Bartholomew, who was present at the discovery, will reveal new details about the collection. He will also discuss ideas on how it came to be buried there and explore some of the unanswered questions that it raises.

Approx. 45 minute lecture  + 30 minutes discussion time


TUE 26 Feb    |  7.30pm   |   £7

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists.


Many films have dealt with these later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?  Somewhat overlooked, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. 

Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso explores the influence of each on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.


The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.  It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. 


Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights.

Run time: 1hr 25 mins.  Recommended PG.

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